Webinar: Commodities Outlook

An outlook for global commodity markets. Considering the question – are we still in the up-phase of a commodity super cycle? What has the COVID impact on global industrial demand meant for commodity markets and what are the vulnerabilities and market structural changes currently in play? If you have commodity exposures through revenue or costs – what should you be considering?

Presenters:

  • Jud Roderick – Specialist , PwC

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Webinar: The Great Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chain disruption is a central driver of the uncertainty that continues to plague global economic prospects and threatens business leaders as they prepare for Australia’s reopening. But what are the implications for the Australian economy and the decisions being made by corporate treasury teams today?
Using aggregated proprietary data from Australia and New Zealand’s largest working capital marketplace and its 60,000 business users, Earlytrade examines the true state of our supply chains and explores credible worst and best case scenarios to support Australia’s corporate treasury leaders.
 

Presenters:

  • Sam MacPherson – Head of Treasury, Earlytrade

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Webinar: ESG in Treasury

ESG has now become a key strategic focus for boards and senior management. How can treasury contribute to this agenda beyond debt? This webinar explores the ESG treasury related services and products being offered by banks locally and internationally (which will eventually make it way to Australia), and looks at what Treasurers can do to contribute to their organisation’s ESG agenda.

Presenters:

  • Shehan Fonseka – Partner, PwC

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Webinar: R U Ok? Day

Presenters:

  • Luke Derham – NSW Chapter Chair, Australian Corporate Treasury Association
  • Dr Jai Nathani – Psychologist; and Thalamus Digital Healthcare

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Webinar: The Evolving Payments Landscape – what should Treasurers be thinking about

The team from ASL will help Members understand the key changes occurring across the payments processing landscape and what they might mean for business. In particular the rise of Real-time Payments, the Introduction of QR codes, and the relationship between Payments and the Consumer Data Right.

Presenters:

  • Mark Tibbles – Chief Executive Officer, Australian Settlements Limited
  • Trent Gunthorpe – Chief Product Officer, Australian Settlements Limited

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Webinar: Economic Impact of the Delta Outbreak in Australia

here is no doubt that the Delta variant of the coronavirus has altered the outlook for Australia’s economy, with parts of New South Wales and Victoria experiencing extended lockdowns.

In this session, Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Chief Economist, Stephen Halmarick, will share his views on the broader economy and outlook, policy, and financial markets impacted by the Coronavirus.

The discussion will be followed by Q&A from the audience.

Presenters:

    • Stephen Halmarick – Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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ACTA Appoints Technical Director

 

The Australian Corporate Treasury Association (ACTA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Kurt Smith to the crucial newly created role of Technical Director.

 

Kurt has a long and successful career across both sides of the Treasury community, firstly via Fund Management and senior Bank trading positions, before moving into Corporate Finance and Treasury. This coupled with Kurts strong Startup and Academic background make him the ideal person to help us to take ACTA’s CPD, Education and Advocacy forward. 

Kurt’s initial focus will be on our overarching CPD curriculum, including our developing Certification program.

Welcome Kurt!

34th Annual Conference – Change of Date

New dates!

In addition to wanting to see our members in a face to face setting, the health and safety of the Treasury Community is our highest priority. 

After careful consideration, and following the continued uncertainty caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ACTA Board and Management have made the decision to move the 34th Annual Australian Treasury Conference to a later date.

The 34th Annual Australian Treasury Conference will now take place on 4th-6th May 2022. 

Having spent the year preparing for the Conference, and with Conference Committee developing what we think is our most exciting Conference Program yet, coupled with the time between Conferences, and the outstanding venue, we are planning for, and expecting this to be, the biggest ACTA Conference ever.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Original Event Date: 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2021

New Event Date: 4th – 6th May 2022

All ticket purchases for the Nov/Dec 2021 dates will be honoured for the rescheduled May 2022 dates.

If you are unable to attend on the new dates (4th-6th May 2022) and seek a refund, or wish to discuss your options please email us at comms@actatreasury.com.au 

The latest information will always be at www.treasuryconference.com.au.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you, the Treasury Community for your support, open discussions and encouragement. Rescheduling the Conference will enable us to provide the experience that the Treasury Community expect and deserve in a safe environment.

We look forward to hosting you all in new year. Until then, stay safe and healthy.

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Webinar: The Implications of LIBOR Reform on Technology

The replacement of Interbank Offer Rates (IBOR) by Alternative Reference Rates (ARRs) is a reform that will have a profound impact on all financial market participants. As the transition deadline approaches, this webinar will provide a timely update on the latest developments in each key jurisdiction and some practical guidance on the impact of the transition on treasury technology and operations.

Presenters:

  • Chris Nelson – Senior Manager, PwC
  • Nick Schmidt – Senior Solution Consultant, FIS Global

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Webinar: Supply Chain Finance – an important tool for supplier health

Much has been written about Supply Chain Finance over the last few weeks, some negative but mostly misunderstood. In this session Damian Kwok of IFTA,  Thomas McGhee of DBS, and Steve Scott of Taulia will discuss some common misconceptions and why, when used correctly, suppliers can benefit from sustainable alternative sources of liquidity that can assist their cash flows to remain strong with the added benefit that it is available to be accessed at any time when needed.

Presenters:

  • Steve Scott – Head of APAC, Taulia
  • Thomas McGhee – Head of GTS, Australia, DBS Bank
  • Damian Kwok – Head of Trade and Supply Chain Product Solutions – Australia, NZ, Pacific and Head of Trade Portfolio Management, ANZ

Whitepaper – How supplier finance supports Australian business

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